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Writers Workshops

Poetry Online 2022-104

Course #2022-104
Tuesdays Starting January 18 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $240 Instructor: Paige Quiñones

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.


Poetry, Marianne Moore says, is “a place for the genuine.” In this generative six-week poetry workshop, we’ll examine Moore’s words slantwise—what makes a place, that brightly lit stage of our lives, genuine? Taking inspiration from locations (both lived and in memory), this course will explore the ways in which we, as aspiring poets, use metaphor, voice, imagery, sound, the poetic line, and other techniques to make poetry, and therefore, take a critical look at surroundings. We will also look at how contemporary poets do the same by reading their works and discussing them as a class, as well as by reading short essays on poetic craft by writers like Mary Oliver, Dorianne Laux, and Kim Addonizio. Our discussions will form the foundation of weekly prompts, leading us to generate poems based on craft techniques, model poems, and personal experiences; participants will also be writing on their own, bringing their work to their peers, reading aloud, and workshopping their poems with one another in a safe, supportive environment. We will also discuss the world of poetry publication, literary journals, and the submission process. Accessible to both new and experienced writers, this course will encourage you to critically examine and render your surroundings into art.

About the instructor

PAIGE QUIÑONES is the author of The Best Prey, winner of the 2020 Pleiades Press Lena Miles-Wever Todd Prize for Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Academy of American Poets, and from Inprint she is the recipient of an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellowship, the Inprint Verlaine Prize in Poetry, the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry, and the Marion Barthelme Gulf Coast Prize. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Juked, Lambda Literary, Orion Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from the Ohio State University and is currently a PhD student in poetry at the University of Houston.

Please note that the registration fee and tuition for online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings, click here.